Library and Information Technology provides a vast array of resources and services integral to the teaching and research mission of the university. We partner with faculty to maximize academic success through an array of services designed to enhance student engagement and learning.
Each academic department and program has an instructional technologist liaison who serves as the first point of contact for questions regarding the use of technology in faculty teaching, research and scholarship. There is also a library liaison for each department who collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum and to build the library's collections in support of the curriculum.
In addition to providing information resources and instructional technology in support of the curriculum, Library & IT liaisons consult with faculty about how to use these resources effectively to meet their learning goals. We teach information literacy and technological competency skills to students in the classroom and beyond. We actively identify and pursue opportunities to partner with faculty to explore classroom innovation, improved student learning and engagement, and faculty development.
Here are some of the ways liaisons support teaching and research:
- Serving as the main communication link between the information resources and technology tools Library & IT provides and the academic departments.
- Consulting with faculty on the effective integration of technology and teaching to enhance student learning.
- Partnering with faculty on integrating information and technological competencies into course assignments.
- Developing or enhancing new and/or existing areas of the library's collections.
- Leading workshops and providing other programming opportunities based on faculty needs and best practices in the field.